Friday, April 22, 2016

Stitch Fix #13 - April 2016

Since I have now been getting fixes for over a year, I thought it would be fun to look back at the items I have added to my closet!  Here's a list of my keepers so far:

9 shirts
8 dresses
1 maxi dress
2 skirts
6 sleeveless tops
1 pair of shorts
1 pair of jeans
2 pairs of pants
3 sweaters
4 cardigans
1 bracelet

That's 38 new items of clothing in a year!  No wonder I need to purge some items from my closet.  If you're wondering what Stitch Fix is all about, here's a quick rundown.

Stitch Fix is a service that will send you five articles of clothing (or purses, scarves, jewelry, and now shoes) picked by a stylist at whatever interval you choose based on a style profile you fill out about yourself.  You pay a $20 styling fee for each box, but that money goes toward anything you keep.  So as long as at least one item works for you, there's nothing to lose.  And if you keep all five items, you get a 25% discount.

You don't have to sign up for a certain time period between fixes.  You could try it one time and never get another fix or get another one 2 years later!  There's no cost commitment until you schedule a fix.  When the box ships, that's when you are charged the $20 styling fee.

You can create a Pinterest board dedicated to your style and put the link in your style profile so that your stylist can see what items you like and why.  I love when I receive something I actually pinned or something very similar to a pin on my board!

For my 13th Fix, I sent the following note to my stylist:
Ashley or Anne please! I need a "garden wedding attire" dress for a wedding at the end of the month. I'm also headed to the beach in May and hosting a baby shower!

Here are the items that came in my Fix:

(1) Diba Layna Metal Embellished Sandals $40

I was not really thrilled by the black or the gold metal on this sandal.  They are a little narrow for my wide feet, but after wearing them a while, they were pretty comfortable.  I think they look ok on but are just not my style.

(2) Dear John Finnegan Roll Cuff Chino Short $58

I received these shorts in denim in Fix #3, and they have become a staple in the warmer months.  I love the color and pattern of these.  Here's a close up:

I tried them on with the Pixley tank from Fix #4 and the RD Style sweater from Fix #11.  I think they are cute and will be coming with me to the beach next month!

(3) Skies are Blue Charlone Halter Blouse $44

My stylist Anne suggested that I try this blouse with the shoes and shorts (items 1 and 2).  I really like the pattern of this blouse.  The halter is cute, and I'm a sucker for tank tops!
I also tried it on with my Just Black jeans from Fix #7 and a gray skirt to see the versatility of the blouse.

I don't pull off skirts very well, but it looks great with jeans and shorts, so I think this top is also a keeper!

(4) Adrianna Papell Edyth Dress $118

I wasn't thrilled by the look of this dress even when I pulled it out of the box.  When I tried it on, I felt like it was too shapeless.  I believe I had pinned this dress, but I am not a fan, especially when it costs over $100.  Anne suggested I wear it for my sister's baby shower, but at least I have other options already in my closet.  I'm sure one of those 8 dresses from previous fixes will work for me!

I even tried wearing a fitted blazer over it, but I still do not plan on keeping this dress.

(5) Brixon Ivy Lex Textured Knit Dress $74

I LOVE the color of this dress.  It does remind me a little bit of curtains, but it is so pretty!  Here's a close up of the fabric:

Now the one tiny issue with this dress...I feel like I can't breathe when I have it on.  I was able to zip it (after struggling for about 20 minutes), but I feel like it's bunching up in the back.  Here are some pictures of it on me.

I tried it with my denim jacket to dress it down and also with a belt.  I think I also need a little bit more of a tan, but I so want to wear this dress to the wedding next weekend!  Does anyone know about exchanges?  I emailed Stitch Fix to see if I could try a medium, but do you get to have both sizes at the same time?  I hope they write me back soon because I don't know what to do!

I'll have to take the next few days to think it over and decide what to keep.  I get three business days to decide what to keep and what to send back.  I fill out a checkout survey to give specific feedback on each item so that my next fix can be even better.  Then I put the rejects in a prepaid envelope and drop it off at the post office.

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